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  • Bernie Sanders’ economic plan would pile $18 trillion on federal debt, study says

    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but they’d also blow an $18-trillion hole in federal deficits, piling …


  • Local lawmakers’ reactions to State of the Union vary

    While they liked some overall themes in President Barack Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the …


  • NW delegation finds reasons to cheer, jeer in Obama speech

    While they liked some overall themes in President Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the details. …


  • Deficit panel leaders’ plan curbs Social Security

    The leaders of President Barack Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission launched a daring assault on mushrooming federal deficits today, proposing reducing annual cost-of-living increases for Social Security, gradually raising the retirement …


  • Obama: All options on table as deficit panel starts work

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that every politically painful choice must be considered – including spending cuts, tax increases, even changing the new health care law – as …


  • House votes to permit $1.9 trillion more debt

    WASHINGTON — The House has approved a measure allowing the U.S. government to borrow $1.9 trillion to pay its bills.


  • Plan spends more, for now

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a federal budget for the coming fiscal year that projects a near-record $1.27 trillion deficit, saying he would create a bipartisan …


  • Smart Bombs: Slogans don’t kill. People do

    Try as I might, I can’t compress the point I’m about to make into a soundbite. Nonetheless, here it goes. The nation cannot seriously address the budget deficit without a …


  • Senate scotches deficit panel

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday rejected a proposal to establish a potentially powerful commission to reduce the federal budget deficit, despite President Barack Obama’s endorsement and swelling voter anger …


  • Federal spending bill tests debt limit

    WASHINGTON – The Senate cleared for President Barack Obama’s signature on Sunday a $447 billion omnibus spending bill that contains thousands of earmarks and double-digit increases for several Cabinet agencies, …


  • Federal deficit $1 trillion, climbing

    WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has topped $1 trillion for the first time ever and could grow to nearly $2 trillion by this fall, intensifying fears about higher interest rates, …


  • Several factors combined to cause a historic deficit

    Here are some questions and answers about what happened to the federal budget, and how we got to a $1 trillion deficit. Q. Just how did we go from a …


  • Obama proposes $3.6 trillion budget

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama charted a dramatic new course for the nation Thursday with a bold but contentious budget plan proposing higher taxes for the wealthy and the first …


  • Obama’s budget foresees $1.75 trillion deficit

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama unveiled a multi-trillion-dollar spending plan Thursday that would boost taxes on the wealthy, curtail Medicare, lay the groundwork for universal health care and leave a …


  • Obama calls for slashing deficit in half

    WASHINGTON – Urging strict future restraint even as current spending soars, President Barack Obama pledged on Monday to dramatically slash the skyrocketing annual budget deficit as he started to dole …


  • Performance officer named as nation faces record deficit

    WASHINGTON – Pointing with concern to “red ink as far as the eye can see,” President-elect Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to tackle out-of-control Social Security and Medicare spending and named …

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